Evening Walk No.1 – Burntstump Park

Burntstump Park

Through Watchwood Plantation, Polish War Memorial, and return through forest paths. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Burntstump Inn Car Park, Burntstump Hill Arnold.
Grid Ref. SK 577 508
Post Code NG5 8PG
Distance 5 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Nell Gwynn from Nottingham Local Access Forum Walks. See list at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Bestwood Country Park

Circular walk from Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. We take in Sunrise Hill, Southglade Park, Emmanuel
Church, Bestwood Lodge, Big Wood, Bestwood Country Park, the former Gt. Northern Railway now cycle/walkway, Tesco Top Valley, return. Meet Chris Thompson, representing Nottingham Local Access Forum, at Southglade Leisure Centre, Southglade Road.
Grid Ref. SK 556 449
Post Code. NG5 5GU
Distance 6.2 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Sherwood Forest in search of Robin Hood

Sherwood Forest

Visit St Mary’s Church Edwinstowe site where Robin Hood married Maid Marian, then to Robin’s famous hiding place, the Major Oak. Cross Birkland’s forest and heathland to Centre Tree, at the middle of the old forest. Through Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. The tree was blown down in a gale in the 1960’s. See St Edwin’s Chapel, in part of what used to be the Royal Deer Park and what is now known as King John’s Palace, some 3 miles away at Old Clipstone. Return to Sherwood Visitor Centre.
Meet Chris Thompson (Robin Hood Way Flexi Group) at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Edwinstowe (Porch Entrance)
Grid Ref. SK 626 668
Post code NG21 9QA
Distance 6.5 miles (3 hours).
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.2 – Strelley Bluebells

Bluebells

Oldmoor Wood, Robinettes Arm, Nottingham Canal, Cossall,Turkey Fields Farm, and return.
Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Strelley Hall car park.
Grid Ref. SK 506 421
Post Code NG8 6PE
Distance 6.1 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.3 – Brierley Forest Park

Brierley

Stubbinhill Farm, Silverhill Trail, Herrod’s Hill, Huthwaite, and return Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Brierley Forest Park, Skegby Road, off Sutton Road Huthwaite.
Grid Ref. SK473 596
Post Code NG17 2PL
Distance 5.8 miles
Contact: Tel. 07719 827 808

Old Ollerton to Rufford

Rufford

A field edge path and a lane take us to Rufford Hills Farm, with a pleasant path around the edge. Dog walkers must be aware that this path takes us across the edge of a field with cattle/horses in. Around the lake in Rufford Country Park before returning to Old Ollerton across field tracks past Ollerton Hills and Tip Top Wood to the pub. Meet Diana (Worksop Ramblers) in the car park of The Ollerton House on Wellow Road.
Postcode N22 9AP
Distance 4.5 miles
Contact Tel. 01909 720812 / 07909 692685 or www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Evening Walk No.4 – Radcliffe on Trent

Grantham Canal

Along Main Road, Holme Lane, over A52, Cotgrave CP, Grantham Canal, Skylarks CP, Adbolton Hall, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Manvers Arms, 50 Main Street Radcliffe on Trent. Park in car park opposite Shelford Road.
Grid Ref. SK 645 392
Post Code NG12 2AA
Distance: 6.2 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Potwell Dyke Grasslands

Potwell

Within easy walking distance of Southwell Minster, these grasslands have been designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), with around 200 species of flora identified. Potwell Dyke Action Group volunteer guides will take you for an informative and leisurely stroll through this special haven of rare natural beauty about 1.1/2 hours. Meet at the Memorial Drive car park (adjacent to the Scout Hut).
Grid Ref. SK 703 535.
Easy, level walking, but some rabbit holes, so care needed. A small donation (£2) would be welcomed.
Contact Ros Johnson on 01636 816 235 or email for more information: ros.johnson6@gmail.com